Actscelerate.com Forum Index Actscelerate.com
Open Any Time -- Day or Night
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
@actscelerate Twitter  @actscelerate Facebook 

'Specials'

 
   Actscelerate.com Forum Index -> Acts-Celerate Post new topic   Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Message Author
Post 'Specials' Cojak
There was a time that existed between the choir singing, receiving the offering and the message when the pastor would ask it anyone had a 'special'.
of course that meant any member of the church who would like to sing as a solo, or with a duet trio or quartet.
Sometimes we do not know the talent in our churches, especially if they are not used.

I was pleasantly surprised when visiting a church member and friend last year; she was playing the UKE. I learned then she played and sang using several instruments, even the spoons. LOL

To be honest I do miss those 'specials'. Was there too many problems? So can you pastors use your local talent? Confused
_________________
Some facts but mostly just my opinion!
jacsher@aol.com
http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/
01000001 01100011 01110100 01110011
Posts: 23664
2/10/21 4:34 pm


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post Link
When I was overseas, I went to an international church with people from all over. Some people were from up north, and I heard them referring to solos as 'a number.' She 'sang a number.' That sounded funny to me to use that in a church context. Acts-perienced Poster
Posts: 11613
2/10/21 4:48 pm


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post These "specials"... roughridercog
Served to help develop local church musical abilities.

But in some cases, it was painful to listen to.
_________________
Doctor of Bovinamodulation
Acts Mod
Posts: 25205
2/11/21 8:44 am


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post Carolyn Smith
Our church only uses them for special occasions most of the time now, but I am sometimes asked to sing when visiting another church. Of course, most of those services are planned out too, so it's quickly becoming a thing of the past. I miss it since our church does a totally different style of music now.
_________________
"More of Him...less of me."
http://twitter.com/camiracle77
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691241499&ref=name
Hon. Dr. in Acts-celeratology
Posts: 5691
2/11/21 9:14 am


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post Stay with your calling. JLarry
I became the pastor of Mt. Olivet in Hartwell Ga. A lady said her daughter always sang a special to celebrate the death of her mother. The girl started singing, my wife and son thought it was a joke. It was really really bad. Later that year she said it was time to celebrate her fathers death so her daughter was toing to sing a "special".

I said lets wait until Memorial Day to celebrate. This angered her. I received a call from her sister how I did not know. She said the Sherriff would be there that day to see that the girl sang. I replied the Sherriff is welcome and needed to come to church but he was not the pastor and the girl would not sing.

I survived it, PTL.


I learned over the years some songs are "special" and some are not.

At the church I currently attend there is a nice lady who occasionally ask to and the pastor allows it. She is a very nice lady but a horrible singer. If you are called to preach you can preach. If you are called to sing you can sing.

Stay in your calling.
_________________
Recorded Sermons @ www.pastorwiley.com

No one who died without Christ is happy about their decision.
Acts Mod
Posts: 3286
2/11/21 12:37 pm


View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Reply with quote
Post THE LOVE OF GOD
We pastored a church in a rural community. We had 2 ladies who loved to sing and being a small church you used what you had. One of the ladies could sing pretty good but the other one ALWAYS sang off key - the whole song. How the one lady could manage to stay on key while singing with the other, I will never know. I never complemented them as I would have been lying. It made me feel like your finger nails were scrapping the chalk board. LOL Friendly Face
Posts: 355
2/11/21 4:54 pm


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post The unplanned special is the worst... Aaron Scott
In our church in Tampa, we were blessed with some VERY GOOD and ANOINTED singers. But I guess my dad remembered those times back in the small churches of Tennessee when it would go like this:

Pastor: Does anyone have a special? Anyone? Sis. Jones, how about singing us a special.

Then the pastor would sit down while Sis. Jones came to the platform. There, she would peruse the songbook (or several of them), looking for that special song to sing. During all this time, there is silence throughout the church...perhaps for a minute or two.

Finally, having found the song, she says: "Y'all pray for me, I've had the croup all week and the devil's been fighting me tooth and nail. Don't listen to the way I sing, just listen to the words."

Then Sis. Jones commences to sing. But it's not the right key. The pianist changes the key, and they start again. But it's still not the right key. Sis. Jones says, "I'm not a-going to let the ol' devil defeat me! I'm going to sing this song!"

Finally, they get it right and she starts to singing. It might do well...it might not.

So what my dad would do would either give someone advance notice that he wanted them to sing, or they would let him know so he could put them in an available slot. The thing was that they were all to be prepared to sing, to eliminate all that dead space.

In any case, dad would usually have someone give a testimony or the such as a singer was coming to the stage, or perhaps receive the offering.
Hon. Dr. in Acts-celeratology
Posts: 5734
2/12/21 10:15 am


View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Reply with quote
Post Quote Aaron Cojak
"In any case, dad would usually have someone give a testimony or the such as a singer was coming to the stage, or perhaps receive the offering."...........

Yep, many times.

And of course we all remember the off key folks, BUT in Moberly Missouri we had Sister Eileen Conrad. That lady could have been featured in Carnegie Hall, She sang to a crowd of 20-35 like they were thousands and ALWAYS blessed my soul.
I learned later that Eileen came from Florida where in the 40-50 era she sang with her sisters all over Florida.
I was later to meet one of the sisters in Florida, she too was so very talented, They were from the Pinder family that migrated to the USA from the islands.
Anyway the COG has produced some talented singers and muscians. Some here on ACTS. Cool Cool
_________________
Some facts but mostly just my opinion!
jacsher@aol.com
http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/
01000001 01100011 01110100 01110011
Posts: 23664
2/12/21 10:28 am


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post One of the things that drive me crazy though... roughridercog
Tapping the mic before starting

Thinking they have to testify (preach) for ten minutes before they sing.
_________________
Doctor of Bovinamodulation
Acts Mod
Posts: 25205
2/13/21 7:24 am


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post Link
Having to volunteer to sing a solo just to have a chance to give a testimony in church. Smile Acts-perienced Poster
Posts: 11613
2/18/21 11:03 am


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post skinnybishop
Ughh......most of the time "specials" are only special to the one singing, or his/her mother.

Remember having singers who sang by cassette?

The song starts...

"Oh no. That's the wrong one. Rewind it a little bit Charlie"

Charlie rewinds it and starts the music over.

"No...that's too far"
_________________
Eddie Wiggins
Acts Enthusiast
Posts: 1021
2/18/21 12:01 pm


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post Cojak
Confession time. Kenneth Hensley was a member of my church. I did not use him as often as I should, anyone who knew Ken Knew he was 'professional' in music. Our church ran 30-35 in attendance. I felt like Ken would not want to sing to that small crowd often.
He moved to a much larger church and became the music director. His mother confided in me that Ken would have stayed if he could have used his talent.

Felt like and idiot? YEP Ken and I stayed friends for years. We joked about the SS and fellowship hall we built with no foundation or permits, it is still standing after 60 years. LOL
_________________
Some facts but mostly just my opinion!
jacsher@aol.com
http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/
01000001 01100011 01110100 01110011
Posts: 23664
2/18/21 2:59 pm


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Post Carolyn Smith
Cojak wrote:
Confession time. Kenneth Hensley was a member of my church. I did not use him as often as I should, anyone who knew Ken Knew he was 'professional' in music. Our church ran 30-35 in attendance. I felt like Ken would not want to sing to that small crowd often.
He moved to a much larger church and became the music director. His mother confided in me that Ken would have stayed if he could have used his talent.

Felt like and idiot? YEP Ken and I stayed friends for years. We joked about the SS and fellowship hall we built with no foundation or permits, it is still standing after 60 years. LOL


Hindsight is always 20/20. Wink

I hope you let Priscilla play the piano!
_________________
"More of Him...less of me."
http://twitter.com/camiracle77
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691241499&ref=name
Hon. Dr. in Acts-celeratology
Posts: 5691
2/19/21 10:48 pm


View user's profile Send private message
Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Actscelerate.com Forum Index -> Acts-Celerate Post new topic   Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Acts-celerate Terms of Use | Acts-celerate Policy
World News Network | Acts-celerate Chat
Contact the Administrator.


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group :: Spelling by SpellingCow.